Characteristics of a proteinase from ovarian fluid of the lumpsucker (Cyclopterus lumpus L.).

Abstract

1. A proteinase has been isolated from the ovarian fluid of the lumpsucker (Cyclopterus lumpus). 2. The enzyme was purified essentially to homogeneity by a one step purification procedure using anion-exchange chromatography. 3. The mol. wt of the denatured enzyme is approximately 20,000 as judged by SDS-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. 4. The enzyme is inhibited by serine-proteinase inhibitors and acts in the manner of a trypsin-type proteinase both with respect to specific peptide substrates and enzyme inhibitors. 5. The lumpsucker proteinase exhibits low general proteolytic activity but acts effectively on the specific chromogenic peptide substrates.

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@article{Raae1988CharacteristicsOA, title={Characteristics of a proteinase from ovarian fluid of the lumpsucker (Cyclopterus lumpus L.).}, author={Arnt Johan Raae and Julie M Davenport and Bernt Theodor Walther}, journal={Comparative biochemistry and physiology. B, Comparative biochemistry}, year={1988}, volume={91 4}, pages={647-50} }